2050 Kids (sometimes styled 2050kids) is an environmentalist advocacy group aligned with various left-of-center organizations. It admits to demanding a “radical” shift in global environmental focus.
2050 Kids focuses on the year 2050, making dire predictions based on climate change. Among other alarmist claims, the group argues “billions of people risk displacement” and “over 1/3 of all plant and animal species face extinction.”
In addition to environmental activism, 2050 Kids attempts to connect climate change policy to poverty and inequality, endorsing a number of development proposals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.
Professional fees and other payments to independent contractors accounted for $11,842 of the organization’s expenditures.
The founder and chairman of the board is Deborah Phelan. In addition to founding 2050 Kids, she has been involved with numerous environmentalist advocacy groups, including Millenaire: The Third Millennium Education Project, FluidArts, the WiserEarth Advisory Board, CGIAR’s Global Landscape Forum, the Post Carbon Institute, the Earth Island Institute, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Lizzy Leighty serves as the treasurer of 2050 Kids. In addition, she works for San Francisco based Community Initiatives, which provides services to some of the Bay Area’s most left-wing organizations. Sean Adams serves as secretary. Gregory Serandos serves as a board member.
In addition to her role as program manager for 2050 Kids, Sydney Skov has been involved in global development issues. After earning her M.A. in Sustainable International Development, she served as a Boren Fellow in Kolkata, India, where she worked for a non-profit “using dance therapy as rehabilitation.” While in India, she built the Free Body Project to support organizations “using dance as a resource for social justice through film and community.”
Alex Leader serves as the organization’s program associate. Prior to taking his current role, he worked with other left-leaning non-governmental organizations such as Interactive Activism, Oxfam America, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the World Affairs Council.
James Greyson is an advisor to 2050 Kids and is involved with several other left-wing environmental groups. He is founder and head of BlindSpot Think Tank, a research fellow at Earth Systems Governance, and associate at MIT Climate CoLab.